Vicente Fernández, the wildly-popular Mexican entertainer known as “King of Rancheras” has died.
Noticias Telemundo broke the news … “We regret to inform you of his death on Sunday, December 12 at 6:15 a.m.”
Fernández was known internationally … selling north of 65 million albums and starring in more than 35 movies. He was named Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy back in 2002. He snagged 3 Grammys and 8 Latin Grammys.
He made his way to the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 1998 … his hand and footprints forever embedded in cement.
Fernández battled numerous health issues over the last decade. In 2012, he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his liver. The following year he suffered from pulmonary thrombosis.
Earlier this year, Fernández was hospitalized after falling at his ranch.